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In the battle over who controls Telecom Italia SpA, an important theme is emerging: It helps to be Italian.

The spat between Vincent Bollore's Vivendi SA, the operator's biggest shareholder, and activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. claimed its first victims on Thursday after the chairman and six directors resigned from the carrier's board.

A thick, flavorful dessert that is both gluten-free and simple to make.

Police are investigating whether four people arrested over a drug bust in the state's central west have links to the Italian mafia.

Members of group under police investigation not allowed to laugh excessively or use internet

ROME — Italy’s Parliament convened Friday for the first time since anti-establishment forces shattered the old-line political system, and it remains unclear who will lead the country. But one victor is certain: the Kremlin. 

Both the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League – the two parties likeliest to bring together a ruling coalition — have called for a swift end to European sanctions against Russia. Both want to reorient the NATO defense alliance away from its increasingly robust stance in Eastern Europe, where it has stationed troops and tanks to defend against a possible conflict with the Kremlin. And both say Russia is a valuable partner in the global fight against terrorism in Syria and elsewhere.

A new monument to Aldo Moro was found vandalized on Thursday, less than a week after it was inaugurated to mark the 40th anniversary of the former prime minister's kidnapping by far-left terrorists.

Italian veteran Carolina Kostner outshone newly-crowned Olympic champion Alina Zagitova to grab a slender lead after the women's short programme at the world figure skating championships in Milan on Wednesday.

Italy's parliament is convening for a vote on Friday that could pave the way for negotiations between rival parties to form a coalition government.
The vote is aimed at electing speakers to both the upper and lower houses of parliament
Key policy and personality differences remain between the main parties.

Italian organized crime generated a turnover of €21.8 billion from agriculture in 2017, a 30 percent increase on the previous year, major agriculture industry body Coldiretti announced on Wednesday.

"The production, transport, distribution and sale" of food products has become big business for what Coldiretti has called "agromafia" groups, the organization said on Wednesday, Italy's national day of remembrance for mafia victims.


SHANGHAI — Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli’s Fondazione Prada launched an exhibition Thursday of post-war contemporary art from Italy in the foundation’s Shanghai space, a renovated mansion known as Rong Zhai.